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Mallaig | At the end of the ‘Romantic Road to the Isles’ and the West Highland Railway Line lies Mallaig, just over an hour from Fort William. To go further afield, board one of the ferries either to Skye or to the Small Isles of Muck, Eigg, Rum and Canna.
Morar | As the Atlantic Ocean rolls in past the Small Isles, its azure shallows tumble on to sparkling white beaches which have long lured photographers and film-makers – none more so than the stretches from Traigh Beach to the silver sands of Morar where 'Local Hero' and 'Highlander' were filmed.
Arisaig | This is the area where the renowned west coast sunset can be enjoyed at its best. There can be no more magical sight than the sun as it disappears behind the islands in a riot of pink, red and purple, setting the mountains of Rum and Skye ablaze with colour.
Lochailort | Loch Ailort cuts its way in from the Ardnamurchan peninsula. The loch, with its clean and sheltered waters was where Scottish fish farming was pioneered. Just a mile further north at Polnish the road passes the old white church which was used in the film 'Local Hero'.
The Small Isles | Unlike many groups each island is distinct and different in geography, agronomy, population and ownership. From Muck in the south, through Eigg with its tooth-like Sgurr, and Rum, mountainous and mysterious in the clouds, to Canna in the north, the Islands offer a wonderful variety of scenery, wildlife and lifestyle.
Knoydart | The Knoydart peninsula is only accessible by boat from Mallaig or by a 20 mile hike on foot. A wonderful area for walking and camping, this is truly a miles-from-anywhere, get-away-from-it-all place. The Old Forge has the accolade of being the most remote pub in mainland Britain

Accommodation | Self Catering

Borrodale House

This late 18th century Highland farm house is close to the shore of Loch nan Uamh in the Sound of Arisaig. Borrodale is 4 miles east of Arisaig on the Road to the Isles. Fort William is 30 miles away and Mallaig 12 miles.

The house sleeps up to 16.

Let runs from 4pm Saturday to 10am Saturday

Prices from £1700 to £2800 per week for 2017

About the House

Borrodale is a handsome, substantial three storey Highland house. Its category B listing describes it as late 18th and early 19th century building incorporating an earlier fabric with minor alternations in 1864.

Borrodale Burn runs along the western edge of the garden.

At the rear of the house are extensive farm buildings completed in 1864 to meet the requirements of a home farm on a large Highland estate, designed by the well-known Arts & Crafts architect Philip Webb; the 'steading' is also category B listed.

Few parts of the western Highlands have a closer association with the Jacobite cause than Borrodale. It was at Borrodale Bay that Charles Edward Stuart, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie', first set foot on the Scottish mainland on 25 July 1745. Borrodale House, then owned by Clanranald and let to Angus MacDonald of Borrodale, served both as his headquarters and his living accommodation whilst he was canvassing the support of local clansmen. It was from here that he left for Moidart and the Raising of the Standard at Glenfinnan on 19 August 1745.

A year later the Prince, fleeing from the forces of King George, returned briefly to Borrodale. Lady Catriona MacDonald of Borrodale gave him one of her plaids. This garment was subsequently divided into pieces as mementos of the Stuart cause; one such piece is now displayed in the Highland Museum in Fort William. Prince Charles embarked from a bay on the loch, some two miles east of Borrodale on a ship bound for France. The original house was burnt down in 1746.

It is a 10 minute walk along a sweeping pasture to the shores of Loch nan Uamh.

From the beach, the view to the east is to the head of the loch and the West Highland Railway viaduct, to the west Ardnamurchan Point.

The area offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, fishing, boat trips, golf, etc.


By road - on the A830 about 30 miles from Fort William, three quarters of a mile past Beasdale station on the left.
By rail - get off at Beasdale station (request stop) on the Fort William to Mallaig line.


Liz Dodson

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